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Encyclopedia > Naruto (anime and manga)
Naruto
ナルト
( NARUTO )
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Shōnen
Manga
Authored by Masashi Kishimoto
Publisher JapanShueisha
Hong Kong Rightman
United States VIZ Media
Poland JPFantastica
France Kana
Germany Carlsen Comics
Malaysia Comics House
Singapore Chuang Yi
SpainGlenat
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run November 1999 – Ongoing
No. of volumes 32 volumes, with 302 total chapters (current)
TV anime
Directed by Hayato Date
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network Japan TV Tokyo (in Japanese)
United States Cartoon Network (in English)
Canada YTV (in English)
Korea Tooniverse (in Korean)
France GameOne (in French)
Hong Kong TVB Music (formerly on tvbQ) (in Cantonese)
Philippines ABS-CBN, HERO TV, and Studio 23 (in Tagalog)
Singapore E City (in Chinese)
Malaysia TV3 (in Malay)
Indonesia GlobalTV (in Indonesian)
Original run October 3, 2002 – Ongoing
No. of episodes 179 (current)
Related works

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Naruto the Movie: Snow Princess' Book of Ninja Arts
Naruto the Movie 2: The Illusionary Ruins at the Depths of the Earth
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Naruto the Movie Japanese Title: 大活劇! 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ!! (Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō dattebayo!!) In English: Snow Princess Book of Ninja Arts Theatrical Release Date: August 21, 2004 DVD Release Date: April 28, 2005 Country: Japan This film is based off the popular anime and manga series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. ... Naruto the Movie 2 Japanese Title: 大激突!幻の地底遺跡だってばよ, (Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki dattebayo) In English: Great Clash! The Illusionary Ruins at the Depths of the Earth Theatrical Release Date: August 6, 2005 DVD Release Date: April 15, 2006 Country: Japan This film is based off of the popular anime and manga series... Title: Animal Panic on Crescent Moon Island Theatrical Release Date: August 5, 2006 Country: Japan This film is based off of the popular anime and manga series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. ...

Naruto (ナルト?) is a manga by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime TV series adaptation about a loud, hyperactive adolescent ninja, Uzumaki Naruto, who constantly searches for approval and recognition. For other uses, see Manga (disambiguation). ... Masashi Kishimoto (岸本斉史 Kishimoto Masashi, born November 8, 1974) is the author of the famous manga Naruto. ... // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... Hyperactivity can be described as a state in which a person is abnormally easily excitable and exuberant. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ...


The manga was first published by Shueisha in Japan in the 43rd issue in 1999 of the Shonen Jump magazine. So far there have been 31 volumes of the manga series published in the country, with a total of 302 chapters written since its initial release in 1999. VIZ Media publishes a translated version in the American Shonen Jump, though there have been only 9 of the 31 volumes of manga released so far. It has become VIZ Media's best-selling manga series. [1] Shueisha ) is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Weekly Shonen Jump, issue 40 (Japanese version) Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu), with a circulation of over 3 million, is one of the longest-running, weekly manga compilations in Japan. ... This article deals with the American media company. ...


Viz also licensed the anime for North American production. Naruto debuted in Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block on 10 September 2005 at 9:00 PM Eastern time, in the United States, and on YTV's Bionix on 16 September 2005 at 9:30 PM Eastern time, in Canada although the time has recently changed to 8:00 PM Political highlights of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and the fourth ranked in population. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television channel created by Turner Broadcasting and dedicated to showing animated programming. ... Toonami (a portmanteau of cartoon and the Japanese word tsunami suggesting a tidal wave of animated cartoons) is a registered trademark of Cartoon Network, used initially for action-oriented programming blocks on Cartoon Network television channels worldwide, mostly shows Japanese anime, originating in the United States in 1997. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... Bionix logo. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Growth and Popularity

The series' length and popularity has been compared to those of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Z, another popular action-oriented shōnen series derived from manga. Kishimoto cites Toriyama's Dragon Ball series and Katsuhiro Otomo, of the Akira fame, as some of his inspirations, though Naruto differs significantly in its execution, themes explored and overall premise. Akira Toriyama Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明 Toriyama Akira, born on April 5, 1955 in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture) is a Japanese manga artist. ... Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to the popular anime Dragon Ball. ... Shōnen. ... Katsuhiro Otomo Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋 ÅŒtomo Katsuhiro) (born April 14, 1954 in Hasama, Miyagi, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist and anime director. ... Akira (Japanese: ) is a 1988 anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo. ...


As with any other popular television series, numerous fansites have been created with extensive information about the series and active forums. Some of the first and most popular sites targeted at English speaking audiences, such as NarutoFan or Naruto Chuushin, were established shortly after the first English manga volume was released in August of 2003. A fansite or fan site, is a website created and maintained by the fans or devotees interested in a celebrity or a particular cultural phenomenon. ... Gaia Online, the largest English language forum-based community as of April 2005 — powered by a modified version of phpBB. An Internet forum is a facility on the World Wide Web for holding discussions, or the web application software used to provide the facility. ...


Prior to the anime's North American debut in 2005, several scanlation and fansub groups translated the series and made it available for download on the internet. Although many such groups stop once a series has been licensed, there are some that have continued to translate new Naruto episodes. Many of the episodes subbed by the Dattebayo fansub group are downloaded 10,000 times within the first week of their release, and several others have surpassed 200,000 downloads within their first months. [2] Scanlation, sometimes referred to as scanslation, is a term used for manga which has been scanned and translated by fans from its native language (usually Japanese or Korean) to another language, commonly English, French or Spanish. ... Opening credits of School Rumble with karaoke fansub subtitles A fansub (short for fan-subtitled) is a copy of a foreign movie or television show which has been subtitled by fans in their native language. ...


Manga and Anime details

With weekly releases, save for holidays and other events, the manga currently has 302 chapters (only 90 of which have been released in North America). The anime currently has 179 aired episodes (of which 25 have been aired by Viz Media in North America). Although it debuted some time after the manga, the anime is quickly catching up since one anime episode usually covers around one and a half manga chapters. To prevent overlapping, the anime's producers tend to organize content from the manga chapters into long, uneventful sections followed by short bursts of energy-packed action, sometimes adding filler. However, the anime generally remains true to the manga. For other uses, see Manga (disambiguation). ... // Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... In television, filler refers to episodes in a continuity-based series that are not required to understand the basic story arcs. ...


New episodes, animated by Studio Pierrot, air weekly on TV Tokyo in Japan during the Golden Time slot (Japan's equivalent of prime time in the US) each Wednesday night at 7:27PM. The series has also spawned two movies, Naruto the Movie: Yukihime Ninpōchō and Naruto the Movie 2: Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki. An announcement for Naruto the Movie 3 was made on August 6, 2005, just after the release of the second movie. It is expected to be released during the Summer of 2006. Founded in 1979, Studio Pierrot is a Japanese animation company. ... TV TOKYO Corporation (TX, 株式会社テレビ東京, Kabushiki Gaisha Terebi Tōkyō) TYO: 9411 is a TV station based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Japans equivalent of Prime Time television. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to present) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic George W... Naruto the Movie Japanese Title: 大活劇! 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ!! (Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō dattebayo!!) In English: Snow Princess Book of Ninja Arts Theatrical Release Date: August 21, 2004 DVD Release Date: April 28, 2005 Country: Japan This film is based off the popular anime and manga series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. ... Naruto the Movie 2 Japanese Title: 大激突!幻の地底遺跡だってばよ, (Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki dattebayo) In English: Great Clash! The Illusionary Ruins at the Depths of the Earth Theatrical Release Date: August 6, 2005 DVD Release Date: April 15, 2006 Country: Japan This film is based off of the popular anime and manga series... Title: Animal Panic on Crescent Moon Island Theatrical Release Date: August 5, 2006 Country: Japan This film is based off of the popular anime and manga series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Toonami and YTV Broadcast

On September 10, 2005, Naruto had its hour-long premiere in the U.S. on Cartoon Network's Toonami. The first and second episodes were shown from 9:00 - 10:00, and an hour-long encore was shown from 10:00 - 11:00PM. The first episode of Naruto premiered in Canada on YTV on 16 September 2005. September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television channel created by Turner Broadcasting and dedicated to showing animated programming. ... Toonami (a portmanteau of cartoon and the Japanese word tsunami suggesting a tidal wave of animated cartoons) is a registered trademark of Cartoon Network, used initially for action-oriented programming blocks on Cartoon Network television channels worldwide, mostly shows Japanese anime, originating in the United States in 1997. ... YTV is a TLA that may stand for: Finnish for the term Helsinki Metropolitan Area. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Leading up to the series' English-language premiere, many fans expressed fears that it would receive a treatment similar to that of One Piece, which was heavily edited and Americanized to a TV-Y7 rating for broadcast in North America. Surprisingly, Naruto was aired with a TV-PG rating in the U.S. and a PG rating in Canada. One Piece ) is a manga and anime series created by artist Eiichiro Oda. ... One Piece ) is a manga and anime series created by artist Eiichiro Oda. ... A television rating system is a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ... A television rating system is a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ... A television rating system is a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ...


Many elements that were expected to be edited out of the broadcast version were left intact, including references to alcoholism and mild sexual situations, Japanese cultural differences (including food and Japanese writing), mild language ("This sucks!", "You pervert!", and "That's bull!") and even blood and death were still evident (including some extreme violence, as seen in Episode 19). Where Naruto's accidental "kiss" with team-mate Uchiha Sasuke was censored out in Episode 3, but was left in a flashback in episode 16, Uzumaki Naruto's Haremu no Jutsu (Harem Jutsu) and Oiroke no Jutsu (Sexy Jutsu) (both featuring Naruto transforming into a nude blonde woman, albeit covered by smoke) were also left intact. The uncut broadcast of Dragon Ball Z featured many of these same elements, but they are still rare among Toonami's other series. In addition, the opening music for the show was significantly changed but the background music during the episodes remained the same. [3] [4] Alcoholism is the compulsive consumption of alcohol. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Ninjutsu (忍術, Ninja Techniques) in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, is hard to define; it is basically any technique that does not fall under either Taijutsu or Genjutsu, which means that it uses sources outside those naturally available to the body or the mind to accomplish its task. ... Ninjutsu (忍術, Ninja Techniques) in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, is hard to define; it is basically any technique that does not fall under either Taijutsu or Genjutsu, which means that it uses sources outside those naturally available to the body or the mind to accomplish its task. ... Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to the popular anime Dragon Ball. ...


It also appears that Cartoon Network makes some extra edits in addition to those done by Viz Media, since some episodes aired on the Canadian YTV network had fewer alterations. For instance, during the Wave Country arc, all static blood was kept in on YTV as well as the needles lodged in Sasuke's neck, both of which were digitally reduced (though not completely removed) for the U.S. broadcast. This article deals with the American media company. ... YTV is a TLA that may stand for: Finnish for the term Helsinki Metropolitan Area. ...


Naruto currently airs on Saturdays at 9:00pm EST on Cartoon Network, and Fridays at 8:00pm EST/PST and an encore presentation at 2:00am on Saturdays on YTV. Cartoon Network is a cable television channel created by Turner Broadcasting and dedicated to showing animated programming. ...


At the moment, Naruto is having high ratings in the U.S.A and Canada For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


Plot overview

Uzumaki Naruto
Uzumaki Naruto

Twelve years before the events at the focus of the series, the Kyūbi (Nine-Tails Demon Fox) attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village. It was a powerful demon indeed; a swing of the tails of the Kyūbi would raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. It raised chaos and slaughtered the people, until the leader of Konoha – the Fourth Hokage – defeated it by sacrificing his own life to seal Kyūbi inside a newborn child whose origins are yet unknown. That child's name was Uzumaki Naruto. The character, Uzumaki Naruto (From the series /Naruto/. No effect on potential market, non-profit purpose, minuscule part of the copyrighted work as a whole. ... The character, Uzumaki Naruto (From the series /Naruto/. No effect on potential market, non-profit purpose, minuscule part of the copyrighted work as a whole. ... Spoiler warning: KyÅ«bi, the nine-tailed BijÅ«. In the Naruto anime and manga series, there exist BijÅ« (尾獣) or tailed beasts; there are nine beasts (demons) in total. ... St. ... Statue of kitsune at Inari shrine adjacent to Todaiji Buddhist temple Nara, Japan. ... The world of Naruto is the setting of a anime/manga series of the same name by Masashi Kishimoto. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska (USA) has the largest visible base-to-summit elevation difference on Earth. ... Hi no Kuni (火の国, Land of Fire) is a geographical feature in the Naruto manga/anime. ... Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ...


The Fourth Hokage was remembered as a hero for sealing the Kyūbi away, and he wanted Naruto to be remembered as a hero as well for being the vessel of containment for the fox demon, but the village he grew up in had mostly contempt for Naruto, because of the tragedy that was brought to them by the same demon that's living inside Naruto.


A decree made by the Hokage made it so that the other villagers were forbidden to mention the event to anyone, even their own children. However, this did not stop them from treating Naruto like an outcast. Although their children did not specifically know why their parents treated Naruto the way they did, they learned through example to despise the boy. As result, Naruto grew up as an orphan in a lonesome atmosphere without friends, family or acknowledgment. He could not force people to befriend him, so he sought acknowledgment and attention the only way he knew – through pranks and mischief. But that soon changed after Naruto graduated from the Ninja Academy by using his Taju Kage Bunshin no Jutsu, or Multiple Shadow Clone Technique, to save his teacher, Umino Iruka, from the renegade ninja Mizuki. His graduation opened a gateway to the events and people that would change and define his world and his way of the ninja for the rest of his life. In the Naruto anime and manga series, characters who are part of Hidden Villages undergo qualifications to be ninja. ... Orphans, by Thomas Kennington An orphan (from the Greek ορφανός) is a person (or animal), who has lost one or both parents, often through death. ... Ninjutsu (忍術, Ninja Techniques) in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, is hard to define; it is basically any technique that does not fall under either Taijutsu or Genjutsu, which means that it uses sources outside those naturally available to the body or the mind to accomplish its task. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following ChÅ«nin-ranked shinobi. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following ChÅ«nin-ranked shinobi. ...


Naruto maintains a balance between drama and comedy. It follows Naruto and his friends' personal growth and development as ninja, and emphasizes their interactions with each other and the influence of their backgrounds on their personalities. Naruto finds two friends and comrades in Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura, two fellow young ninja who are assigned with him to form a three-man team under a very experienced sensei named Hatake Kakashi. Naruto also confides in other characters as well that he has met through the Chuunin Exam. They learn new abilities, get to know each other and other villagers better and experience a coming-of-age journey as Naruto dreams of becoming the next Hokage of Konoha. There are many articles named Drama: Drama, the art form. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Haruno Sakura (ordered Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Sensei in Japanese Sensei (先生) is a generic Japanese term for master, teacher or doctor. It can be used to refer to any authority figure, such as schoolteacher, professor, priest, lawyer, or politician. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ...


Characters

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Naruto has a large and colorful cast of characters, running a gamut of detailed histories and complex personalities and allowing many of them their fair share in the spotlight; they are also seen to grow and mature with the series, as it spans several years. Fittingly enough for a coming-of-age saga, Naruto's world constantly expands and thickens, and his social relations are no exception - during his introduction he has only his teacher and the village's leader for sympathetic figures, but as the story progresses, more and more people become a part of his story. Spoiler warning: The universe of the anime and manga series Naruto is a home to the following fictional characters. ... Image File history File links NarutoTeam7. ... Image File history File links NarutoTeam7. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Haruno Sakura (ordered Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ...


The students at the Ninja Academy, where the story begins, are split up into teams of three and assigned an experienced sensei. These core teams form a basis for the characters' interactions later in the series, where characters are chosen for missions for their team's strength and complementary skills; Naruto's Team 7 becomes the social frame where Naruto is acquainted with Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura, and their sensei Hatake Kakashi, forming the core of his world-in-the-making. The other three-man teams of his former classmates form another such layer, as Naruto connects with them to various degrees, learning of their motives, vulnerabilities and aspirations and often relating them to his own. This motif of threes is not limited to the comrades Naruto's age - groups in the story in general come in threes and multiples of three with very few exceptions. The word complement (with an e in the second syllable, not to be confused with a different word, compliment with an i) has a number of uses. ... Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Haruno Sakura (ordered Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ...


Sensei-student relationships play a significant role in the series; Naruto has a number of mentors with whom he trains and learns, most notably Jiraiya and Hatake Kakashi, and there are often running threads of tradition and tutelage binding together several generations. These role models provide guidance for their students not only in the ninja arts but also in a number of Japanese aesthetics and philosophical ideals. Techniques, ideals and mentalities noticably run in families, Naruto often being exposed to the abilities and traditions of generation-old clans in his village when friends from his own age group demonstrate them, or even achieve improvements of their own; it is poignantly noted that Naruto's generation is particularly talented and promising. Spoiler warning: Jiraiya is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ... Japanese aesthetics has no single, unified basis. ...


Many of the greater lingering mysteries of the series are questions of character motives and identity. The legacy of Naruto's parents, the goals that guide Yakushi Kabuto, the objective of the mysterious organization Akatsuki and the identity of its mysterious leader - these are only a few of the fundamental unanswered questions of "who", and by proxy, "why", currently at the core of the series. The story is remarkably character-driven; almost all of the important events taking place owe the majority of their eventuality to somebody having made a choice somewhere rather than to blind circumstance.


Naruto's romantic interest lies in Haruno Sakura. In the first part of the Manga, Sakura rejected him frequently, or scolded Naruto whenever he did something that didn't please her. While Naruto has a crush on Sakura, Sakura (as with most other girls of the academy) is deeply infatuated with Uchiha Sasuke. She later shows change with Sasuke, and recognizes him as a good friend and a strong comrade. However, Sakura's feelings for Naruto slowly begin to change for the better, and Sakura becomes gentler and kinder with Naruto. Recent manga chapters show that Sakura seems to be developing feelings of love toward Naruto as well. Hyūga Hinata of Kurenai's Team 8 is deeply in love with Naruto; always blushing in his presence and going so far as to faint when her lips are mere inches near Naruto's in the Bikōchū Arc.


Character naming is consistent with traditional Japanese names, family name first (in the English anime the characters' names are reversed, so that the their personal names are first as common in most western societies). The names often borrow from Japanese myth and literature (such as the names borrowed from the folk-tale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari), or are otherwise elaborate puns (see Hyūga Hinata); often there is a noticeable influence of the story behind the name shouldered by the character. [5] Yamada Tarō, a common Japanese name (male) A modern Japanese name (日本人名) consists of a family name, or surname, followed by a given name. ... It is nearly universal for a person to have a name; the rare exceptions occur in the cases of mentally disturbed parents, or feral children growing up in isolation. ... This article is about Jiraiya, the folk ninja featured in Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... Spoiler warning: HyÅ«ga Hinata (ordered Hinata HyÅ«ga in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ...


Story arcs

The storyline can be divided into numerous story arcs, which are concerned with specific missions or events that occur. All occur in chronological order, with the exception of Kakashi Gaiden. This is a list of all Naruto episodes that have aired in Japan. ... Kakashi Gaiden is a small six-part spinoff manga based on the popular manga Naruto, by Masashi Kishimoto. ...


Part I

  1. Exposition Arc: Episodes 1-5; Chapters 1-8, covers the introduction of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi, followed by the formation of Team 7.
  2. Wave Country Arc: Episodes 6-19; Chapters 9-33, covers Team 7's first major mission of protecting an expert bridge builder from a shipping magnate whose oppressing financial stranglehold over the country would be broken if the bridge were to be completed.
  3. Chūnin Exam Arc: Episodes 20-67; Chapters 34-115, covers Team 7's entrance to the Chūnin exam and the exposition of several key characters, such as Orochimaru, Yakushi Kabuto, Jiraiya and the "Rookie Nine" (Naruto's old classmates).
  4. Invasion of Konoha Arc: Episodes 68-80; Chapters 116-138, covers the climax of Orochimaru's conspiracy to destroy Konoha, with a strong emphasis on the difference between fighting for one's own selfish ambitions as opposed to fighting for the sake of your important people. It is often grouped into the Chūnin exam arc.
  5. Return of Itachi Arc: Episodes 81-85; Chapters 139-148, covers a short visit of Sasuke's older brother, Itachi (and his partner, Kisame) to Konoha, in search of Naruto. This arc serves as exposition for Akatsuki and their interest in the Bijū, and sheds some light on the relationship between Itachi and Sasuke.
  6. Tsunade's Decision Arc: Episodes 86-100; Chapters 149-175, covers Naruto and Jiraiya's search for Tsunade, so they can offer her the role of Fifth Hokage. In the meantime, Orochimaru and Kabuto also look for her, so they can try and get her to heal Orochimaru's arms.
  7. Unmask Kakashi: Episode 101; Special omake in the first Data Book, Team Kakashi try to see what is under Kakashi's mask.
  8. Tea Country Race Arc: Episodes 102-106 (anime only), the first of the filler arcs, which covers a small stand-alone adventure where Team 7 help Morino Ibiki's younger brother, Morino Idate, win a race with very high stakes, and learn that he is more than the coward he thought he was.
  9. Sasuke Retrieval Arc: Episodes 107-135; Chapters 176-238, covers Sasuke's decision to seek Orochimaru for more power so he can avenge his clan, and his flight from the Leaf Village. Most of the focus is on the team chasing Sasuke, consisting of Shikamaru, Naruto, Neji, Chōji, and Kiba. This arc concludes Part 1 of the Naruto manga series.

Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Haruno Sakura (ordered Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ... In the Naruto anime and manga series, characters who are part of Hidden Villages undergo qualifications to be ninja. ... Orochimaru is a fictional character and major villain in the manga and anime Naruto. ... The Oto no Kuni (音の国, Land of Sound) is a geographical feature in the Naruto manga/anime. ... Spoiler warning: Jiraiya is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: In the manga and anime series Naruto, the Akatsuki (暁, meaning Dawn, or Daybreak) is a criminal organization, first introduced midway into the first arc and gaining greater significance in the storyline in the second arc, which consists of nine S-class wanted criminals. ... Spoiler warning: In the manga and anime series Naruto, the Akatsuki (暁, meaning Dawn, or Daybreak) is a criminal organization, first introduced midway into the first arc and gaining greater significance in the storyline in the second arc, which consists of nine S-class wanted criminals. ... Spoiler warning: In the manga and anime series Naruto, the Akatsuki (暁, meaning Dawn, or Daybreak) is a criminal organization, first introduced midway into the first arc and gaining greater significance in the storyline in the second arc, which consists of nine S-class wanted criminals. ... Spoiler warning: Kyūbi, the nine-tailed Bijū. In the Naruto anime and manga series, there exist Bijū (尾獣) or tailed beasts; there are nine beasts (demons) in total. ... Spoiler warning: Tsunade is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Omake (お負け but often written オマケ) means extra or bonus in Japanese. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following Jōnin-ranked and Tokubetsu Jōnin-ranked shinobi. ...

Part I Filler Saga

These consecutive filler arcs fill in the three month gap between Sasuke's departure and Naruto leaving with Jiraiya for two and a half years creating one 49 episode "filler saga" where Tsunade's biggest concern is keeping Naruto busy.

  1. Infiltrating Orochimaru's Lair Arc: Episodes 136-141 (anime only), covers Jiraiya, Naruto and Sakura following up on a lead which points to what is allegedly Orochimaru's lair.
  2. Mizuki Strikes Back Arc: Episodes 142-147 (anime only), covers the return of Mizuki - a minor villain from the very first episode - who is after Iruka and Naruto, who originally defeated him and foiled his plan to steal a crucial scroll from the village.
  3. Bikōchū Arc: Episodes 148-151 (anime only), covers a joint quest of Naruto and Team Kurenai in search of a legendary bug which should be able to locate Sasuke by the faintest scent he left behind.
  4. Raiga Arc: Episodes 152-157 (anime only), covers a mission Naruto and Team Gai go onto in an attempt to capture the manic Raiga, an alleged former member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, who is terrorizing a small village and might have information on Akatsuki member Hoshigaki Kisame.
  5. Filler Arc: Episodes 158-161 (anime only), covers a couple of one-shot episodes involving Konohamaru and his gang and another involving two outsiders impersonating Lee and Gai. Also covers a two-part side story involving the bounty hunter Sazanami.
  6. Bird Country Arc: Episodes 162-167 (anime only), covers a trip to the Bird Country. Naruto, Neji and Tenten must solve the mystery of the ghost of Noroimusha. They soon get involved in Bird Country's inner conflicts.
  7. Burning Pot: Episode 168 (anime only), a one-shot episode involving Naruto, Sakura and Chōji helping out Ichiraku's owner in a cookoff against Ryōnin (aka ryōri-ninja, "cooking ninja") to rescue his daughter.
  8. Sea Country Arc: Episode 169-173 (anime only), Naruto, Yamanaka Ino, and Aburame Shino, led by Mitarashi Anko, go to the Sea Country to defeat what is said to be a sea monster.
  9. Money Element vs. True Element: Episode 174 (anime only), Filler takes place in Naruto's hometown of Konoha, where he's been given a mission to play with Kunihisa, the highly spoiled son of a rich jeweler, along with some other minor missions.
  10. Treasure Hunt Arc: Episode 175 & 176 (anime only), Naruto is teamed up with Kiba and Hinata for a mission to dig up a hidden treasure. However, if Naruto and crew fail this mission, they will be send back to the academy.
  11. Hotspring Village: Episode 177 (anime only), Naruto finds Jiraiya in a hotspring village, struggling to finish his latest novel. Naruto decides to make his own manuscript, which he entrusts to a special Courier Ninja. However, it gets mixed up with a very important parcel. Naruto and Jiraiya have to retrieve the manuscript before it causes a war.
  12. Hidden Star Village Arc: Episode 178-183 (anime only), Naruto and Team Gai are sent on a mission to Hoshigakure to guard a special meteorite with a mysterious power.

Rock Lee is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Maito Gai is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Hyūga Neji is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Tenten is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Yamanaka Ino (ordered Ino Yamanaka in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Aburame Shino is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following Jōnin-ranked and Tokubetsu Jōnin-ranked shinobi. ... The world of Naruto is the setting of a anime/manga series of the same name by Masashi Kishimoto. ...

Intermission Between Parts I and II

  1. Kakashi Gaiden: Chapters 239-244: As an intermission between "Naruto I" and Naruto II, this arc focuses on Hatake Kakashi and his history, more specifically, the origin of his Sharingan and the scar on his eye.

Kakashi Gaiden is a small six-part spinoff manga based on the popular manga Naruto, by Masashi Kishimoto. ... In the Naruto anime and manga series, a kekkei genkai (血継限界, Bloodline limit, aka Bloodline Trait or more literally [An Ability] Limited to Blood Inheritance. Sometimes also called Advanced Bloodline), is any sort of property passed down the generations of a specific clan genetically that can not be imitated or duplicated...

Part II

  1. Naruto Part II: Reintroduction: Chapters 245-247: Two and a half years later, an older and stronger Naruto returns to Konoha. This arc focuses on reintroducing the main characters, Naruto, Sakura and Kakashi, and displaying how much they have grown via the infamous bell test. Others reappearing in this segment include Jiraiya, Tsunade, Konohamaru, Iruka, Shikamaru, and Temari.
  2. Rescue Gaara Arc: Chapters 248-281: The Fifth Kazekage, Gaara, is kidnapped by the Akatsuki. Team Kakashi is sent to Suna as back-up. The mission turns into a rescue mission as Team Kakashi, with Chiyo of Suna and Team Gai as their back-up, chase after Gaara's kidnappers.
  3. Naruto Part II Exposition: Chapters 282-284: Naruto runs off to find a substitute team member to intercept Sasori's spy. Naruto reunites with Shino, Kiba, Hinata, Chōji, and Ino. Team Kakashi temporarily gets two new team-members, Yamato and Sai.
  4. Grass Country Arc: Chapters 285-: The new Team Kakashi follow up on some information recieved from Sasori about a meeting with a spy among Orochimaru's followers. The meeting fails, when the spy, Yakushi Kabuto, turns out to be still loyal to Orochimaru. After a fight between Orochimaru and a four-tailed Kyūbi Naruto, Sai defects to Orochimaru as a part of the secret mission he recieved from Danzō. It is later revealed that Danzō is planning the destruction of Konoha and is attempting to get support from Orochimaru through Sai. This arc is marked by the return of Uchiha Sasuke (although only as a silhouette, for the moment).

Spoiler warning: The universe of the anime and manga series Naruto is a home to the following fictional characters. ... Hi no Kuni (火の国, Land of Fire) is a geographical feature in the Naruto manga/anime. ... Hi no Kuni (火の国, Land of Fire) is a geographical feature in the Naruto manga/anime. ... Spoiler warning: In the manga and anime series Naruto, the Akatsuki (暁, meaning Dawn, or Daybreak) is a criminal organization, first introduced midway into the first arc and gaining greater significance in the storyline in the second arc, which consists of nine S-class wanted criminals. ...

Associated Media

For music, games and other media associated with Naruto, see: List of Naruto media

This is a list of media associated with the manga and anime series Naruto. ...

See also


Kakashi Gaiden is a small six-part spinoff manga based on the popular manga Naruto, by Masashi Kishimoto. ... This is a list of all Naruto episodes that have aired in Japan. ... There have been many video games based on the popular anime and manga series Naruto, by Masashi Kishimoto. ... Due to the success of Masashi Kishimotos Naruto, the series has spawned three OVAs, or Original Video Animations. ...

Naruto
General
Geography | Ninja Ranks | Episode list | Media
Jutsu: Fūin Jutsu | Genjutsu | Juin jutsu | Kekkei Genkai | Ninjutsu | Taijutsu
Characters
Main Characters: Uzumaki Naruto | Haruno Sakura | Uchiha Sasuke | Hatake Kakashi

Comrades Naruto's Age: Aburame Shino, Hyūga Hinata & Inuzuka Kiba (Team Kurenai) | Akimichi Chōji, Nara Shikamaru & Yamanaka Ino (Team Asuma) | Hyūga Neji, Rock Lee & Tenten (Team Gai) | Gaara, Kankurō & Temari (Sand Siblings) In the Naruto anime and manga series, characters who are part of Hidden Villages undergo qualifications to be ninja. ... This is a list of all Naruto episodes that have aired in Japan. ... Spoiler warning: In the anime and manga series Naruto a jutsu (è¡“, Technique or Skill) is a general term referring to any technique a ninja might use that not any ordinary human could naturally imitate. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Genjutsu (幻術, Illusion Techniques), in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, are techniques that use the chakra in the victims nervous system to create illusions; an advanced intellectual Ninjutsu. ... Juin jutsu (呪印術, cursed seal techniques) in the fictional manga and anime Naruto,are jutsu that use a special Cursed Seal to put someone under the control of the user. ... In the Naruto anime and manga series, a kekkei genkai (血継限界, Bloodline limit, aka Bloodline Trait or more literally [An Ability] Limited to Blood Inheritance. Sometimes also called Advanced Bloodline), is any sort of property passed down the generations of a specific clan genetically that can not be imitated or duplicated... Ninjutsu (忍術, Ninja Techniques) in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, is hard to define; it is basically any technique that does not fall under either Taijutsu or Genjutsu, which means that it uses sources outside those naturally available to the body or the mind to accomplish its task. ... Taijutsu (体術, Body techniques, or more figuratively hand-to-hand combat), in the fictional manga and anime Naruto, refers to any techniques involving the martial arts or the optimisation of natural human abilities in general. ... Uzumaki Naruto (ordered Naruto Uzumaki in the English anime) is the main character of the manga and anime series Naruto. ... Haruno Sakura (ordered Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Uchiha Sasuke (ordered Sasuke Uchiha in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Hatake Kakashi (ordered Kakashi Hatake in the English anime) is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Aburame Shino is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: HyÅ«ga Hinata (ordered Hinata HyÅ«ga in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Inuzuka Kiba is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Akimichi Chōji is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Nara Shikamaru is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Yamanaka Ino (ordered Ino Yamanaka in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... HyÅ«ga Neji is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Rock Lee is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Tenten is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Gaara is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Kankurō is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Temari is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ...


Adult Comrades: Jiraiya and Tsunade (of the Legendary Three) | Sandaime Hokage | Maito Gai | Sarutobi Asuma | Yuhi Kurenai | Umino Iruka | Shizune | Yamato Spoiler warning: Jiraiya is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Tsunade is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... The Sandaime Hokage is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Maito Gai is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Sarutobi Asuma is a fictional character in the manga Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Yuhi Kurenai is a fictional character in the manga Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: Umino Iruka is a fictional character in the manga Naruto. ... Shizune Name: Shizune, シズネ Age: 282 Rank: Jōnin2 Height: 168 cm2 Weight: 49,2 kg2 Birthday: November 18 Blood Type: A Registration #: 10800 Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf) Signature Ability: Shōsen Jutsu (Mystical Palm Technique) Chikatsu Saisei no Jutsu (Healing Resuscitation Regeneration Technique), Dokugiri (Poison Mist), Shikomishindan (Prepared Needle Shot... Spoiler warning: Yamato is a fictional character in the manga Naruto. ...


Konoha-nin By Rank: Jōnin | Chūnin | Genin In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following Jōnin-ranked and Tokubetsu Jōnin-ranked shinobi. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following ChÅ«nin-ranked shinobi. ... In the manga and anime series Naruto, the village of Konohagakure is home to the following Genin-ranked shinobi. ...


Enemies: Momochi Zabuza and Haku | Orochimaru (of the Legendary Three) and Oto no Kuni (Land of Sound)| Sai | Akatsuki | Lesser Enemies Spoiler warning: Zabuza is a former ANBU member and Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Kirigakure no Sato (Hidden Mist Village). ... Spoiler warning: Haku is a fictional character in the manga and anime Naruto. ... Orochimaru is a fictional character and major villain in the manga and anime Naruto. ... The Oto no Kuni (音の国, Land of Sound) is a geographical feature in the Naruto manga/anime. ... Spoiler warning: Sai is a fictional character in the manga Naruto. ... Spoiler warning: In the manga and anime series Naruto, the Akatsuki (暁, meaning Dawn, or Daybreak) is a criminal organization, first introduced midway into the first arc and gaining greater significance in the storyline in the second arc, which consists of nine S-class wanted criminals. ... This page refers to fictional manga characters in the Naruto manga, a series by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime TV series adaptation about a loud, hyperactive teenage ninja by the name of Uzumaki Naruto who constantly searches for approval and recognition. ...


Neutral/Other: Summons | Bijū | Weapons In the manga and anime, Naruto, summons are powerful entities conjured up by the user to aid him in battle or to perform a technique that the summoner cannot perform as easily by himself. ... Spoiler warning: KyÅ«bi, the nine-tailed BijÅ«. In the Naruto anime and manga series, there exist BijÅ« (尾獣) or tailed beasts; there are nine beasts (demons) in total. ... The anime series Naruto features a variety of weapons. ...

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Official sites / News

  • The Naruto Web Store(USA)
  • The Naruto Site
  • Shonen Jump's Naruto page (USA)
  • Cartoon Network's Naruto page (USA)
  • Cartoon Network press release on Naruto
  • Viz press release on Naruto anime licensing
  • Uncut DVD Boxset announcment
  • Anime News Network Naruto (TV) (Detailed cast listing and news)
  • Anime DVD's announcement on Naruto's licensing by ShoPro Entertainment
  • Just Watch Out for the Fox Demon in the Ninja's Body, the New York Times, January 15, 2006 (login and payment required to view full article)
  • D3Publisher Official Site of the Naruto videogame publisher

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